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Tippins German Chocolate Pie Receipe

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There is a Tippins Restaurant in Tulsa, OK. I too love their German Chocolate Pie, and am looking for the receipe. Filling has thick chocolate pudding with pecans and coconut, maybe baked. Then a topping is similar to german chocolate cake frosting but thicker.
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Tippins German Chocolate Pie Recipe

Were you successful in finding a recipe for this pie. I too would love to try and make it. I have tried a few German Chocolate Pie recipes but none comes close to the one served by Tippins.
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Maybe this will lead you to someone who knows:

Sale will keep Tippin's plant producing pies


By DAN MARGOLIES The Kansas City Star

A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday approved the sale of the Tippin's pie plant in Kansas City, Kan., to Four B Corp. for $1.48 million.
The purchase, which is expected to close Monday, will salvage all 100 jobs at the plant.
Tippin's on Thursday closed its four remaining Tippin's restaurants in the Kansas City area and its Gambucci's restaurant in Olathe after suffering mounting losses and running out of cash. About 350 salaried and hourly workers lost their jobs.
The pie plant provides pies and pie ingredients to area supermarkets, including about 20 Hen House and Price Chopper stores owned by Four B.
Four B is owned by members of the Fred Ball family. The company, which owns the 30,000-square-foot pie plant building and leases it to Tippin's, will acquire the plant's equipment, leasehold improvements, inventory and intangibles, including the Tippin's trade name.
Four B is a member of Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc., a retailer-owned food cooperative. More than half the pie plant's sales are to Associated Wholesale Grocers, which distributes the products to its customers.
After offsets for rent, real estate taxes and food ingredients it bought through Four B, the sale is expected to generate about $1.2 million, all of which will go to the principal lender for Tippin's, Valley View State Bank. Unsecured creditors are not expected to receive any money from the sale.
Tippin's owes Valley View more than $4 million. About half that consists of a $2 million line of credit that Tippin's had nearly drawn down.
Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jerry Venters found that the purchase price was “fair and reasonable” and was the “highest and best price” received by Tippin's. Four B was the sole bidder for the plant's assets.
Tippin's filed for Chapter 11 protection in January 2003 and, until a few weeks ago, hoped to emerge as a smaller but profitable operation consisting of its restaurants, the pie plant and a food manufacturing facility in Kansas City.
But in testimony Friday at a hearing on the pie plant's sale, James Kerwin, Tippin's president and chief executive, said business declined dramatically in recent months.
“The final straw was this low-carb diet craze,” testified Kerwin, who called it “devastating” to the bakery business. The restaurants' specialties were pies and cheesecake, products high in carbohydrates.
Kerwin said that a party he did not identify expressed interest three weeks ago in buying the Lenexa Tippin's and Olathe Gambucci's locations, but he said Valley View turned down a request by Tippin's to use half the proceeds from the proposed sale for its operations.
“The bank said they couldn't do that,” he said. “We concluded we wouldn't be able to continue and were probably facing liquidation.”
Kerwin said Four B had pledged to keep the plant's employees and “to keep the operation the same.”
“I think this is really a win-win situation for the (bankruptcy) estate and for the Balls and Four B Corp.,” Kerwin said. “And I'm especially pleased for the 100 employees, many of whom have been with us for years.”
Kerwin was the principal founder of Tippin's 25 years ago, building it into an 18-store operation in four states before declining sales prompted it to sell most of the restaurants. Kerwin said he will offer consulting advice to Four B but will not become an employee of the company.
To reach Dan Margolies,
call (816) 234-4481 or send e-mail to dmargolies@kcstar.com.
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Well we used to have a Tippins down here and never was excited about the place for some reason. My mama always made a lot mo betta pie than them. Raisin and chocolate was her specialty. Anyway there is a bunch of German Choc Pie recipes out there in Googleland. This one here was rated real high by all who made it and it sounded purty similar to the one described. Think it be just a simple matter to look at it and see how it differs from the one you is seeking and tweak it up a bit. Thats how I always approach such dielemmas.

http://pie.allrecipes.com/az/GermnChcltePie.asp

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